Selected Current Research

  • Asymmetries in Spoken Word Perception and Sound Change

    [+] Dissertation. Committee: Dan Jurafsky (co-advisor), Meghan Sumner (co-advisor), and Jen Hay

  • Word Frequency Effects in Sound Change as a Consequence of Perceptual Asymmetries

    [+] with Janet Pierrehumbert and Jen Hay (under review; please contact me to request ms)

  • Something from nothing: pragmatic parsing of partitive possessives

    [+] QP2. Committee: Chris Potts (chair), Vera Gribanova, and Boris Harizanov [ms] [poster]

  • Avoiding interpretation ambiguities with phonetic cues

    [+] QP1. Committee: Dan Jurafsky (chair), Joan Bresnan, and John Rickford [ms]

  • Faithfulness and Exceptionality in Polish Stress

    [+] In-Depth Language Requirement. Advisor: Paul Kiparsky [ms] [poster] [handout]

  • Syntactic Embedding and Visbility of Morphophonological Structure

    [+] Best student paper at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe, June 2015 [abstract] [slides]

  • Attitudinal Dynamics in Language Change: Eh in NZ English.


  • Functional load and neutralization in sound change

    [+] Early work presented at Language and Society, University of Auckland, 2012 [poster]